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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS

Ultra sensitive TDI line scan camera

The Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS delivers the ultimate in sensitivity for a monochrome CCD line scan camera with up to 256 TDI stages (Time Delay Integration). Sensors with either 4096, 6000, 8192 or 12,000 pixels are available to cover a large range of applications. As an example, the fastest model reaches a line frequency of 142 kHz at 6000 pixels.

At the same time, the TDI technology provides up to 100 times more responsiveness than traditional line scan cameras. This responsiveness can increase the depth of focus, by allowing the lens to be stopped down, or permit the use of diffuse, low-light illumination coupled with a high line rate. All models are bi-directional, making them ideal in conveyor belt applications that can reverse direction.

Reasons to select the Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS

Precise inspection results even with difficult lighting conditions

The image quality of the DALSA Piranha HS is outstanding thanks to its combination of features: Its high resolution shows the smallest details in the inspected object. This detail is not even lost in low light conditions due to the high responsitivity of the sensor. This requires less effort for illumination setup and data preprocessing, while improving the image quality at the same time.

High data throuhput for fast inspection tasks

The HS-S0-12K40 with HS-Link interface delivers line rates of up to 90 kHz. The bidirectionality adds to the speed of your inspection because multiple scans can be executed quickly. As a result, actual inspection time can be reduced, while the more economic cable solution will save costs.

High flexibility for different applications

The DALSA Piranha HS offers a choice between 6 different stage selections, so the number of lines used can be adjusted according to the current application requirements and light conditions. This makes easy to react to changing application requirements.

Reliable data loss protection

With the trigger-to-image reliability (T2IR) framework, the image capture process is controlled and monitored end-to-end from the trigger to the transfer to the host memory. This way data loss is clearly tracked and the reliability of the overall inspection process is improved.


  • Sensor: 2048 to 12,000 pixels width, with 64, 96 or 256 TDI integration stages
  • Responsivity: 1600 to 1700 DN/(nJ/cm2) in 8 bit for 13 micron pixels, 370 DN/(nJ/cm2) for 7 micron pixels
  • Line rate: 90kHz (12,000 pixels)
  • Features: square pixels, increased sensitivity in the blue range (2k version)
  • I/O: selectable video output with 8, 10 or 12 bit via multi-taps
  • Interface: CameraLink Base, Medium or Full depending on model, HS-Link (12k version) pixel correction, flat field correction, gain, offset, line and data rate via Teledyne DALSA Sapera configuration
  • Power supply: from 12 VDC to 15 VDC, resp. 24 VDC (12k version)

Markets and Applications

  • Quick readings of labels and barcodes in postal/parcel sorting
  • Scanning of x-ray film for digital radiology
  • High resolution document scanning applications
  • Exceptional performance in light-starved situations
  • Production control of flat panel displays and printed circuit boards (PCB)

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Model Interface Lens mount Sensor type Pixel size (µm) Horizontal res. (Px) Max. line freq. (kHz) Sensor length (mm)
DALSA HS-40-04K40 CameraLink F-mount, M72 CCD 7.0 4096 36 28.7
DALSA HS-80-04K40 CameraLink M72 CCD 7.0 4096 68 28.7
DALSA HS-80-08K40 CameraLink M72 CCD 7.0 8192 34 57.3
DALSA HS-80-08K80 CameraLink M72 CCD 7.0 8192 68 57.3
DALSA HS-82-04K80 CameraLink M72 CCD 14.0 4096 110 57.3
DALSA HS-S0-06K80 HS-Link M72 CCD 10.4 6000 142 60.2
DALSA HS-S0-12K40 HS-Link M72 CCD 5.2 12000 90 62.4

CAM AC-UN-00008

F-mount adapter with reinforced Nikon-Bayonet
* For adaptation (with 4 mounting screws) on the camera front plate

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Teledyne DALSA HS-S0-12K40 User Manual | 03
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HN-80 User Manual | 02
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS 02K30
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS 04K
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS 04K40
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS 08K
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS 12K
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS-41 User Manual | 03
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS-S0-06K80-00-R
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Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS-XX Series Manual | 04
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